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Stephen J. A. Ward discusses his book Objectively Engaged Journalism: An Ethic with Chris Richardson. Ward is an internationally recognized author, media ethicist and historian of ideas whose research is on the ethics of global, digital media, the rise of extreme media, and its impact on democracy. He is professor emeritus and Distinguished Lecturer on Ethics at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. He has written and edited 10 books on media ethics, including the award-winning Radical Media Ethics and The Invention of Journalism Ethics. He is editor-in-chief of The Handbook of Global Media Ethics featuring chapters by over 80 media scholars and journalists around the world. A former war reporter, he is founding director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, co-founder of the UBC School of Journalism in Vancouver, and former director of the Turnbull Media Center at the University of Oregon in Portland. He has won the President’s Award for lifetime contribution to journalism from the Canadian Association of Journalists.